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Swimming With My Mother (CoisCéim Dance Theatre)

By | Published on Tuesday 23 August 2011

With a tenderness that is only found in the relationship between mother and child, David and Madge Bolger produce a fusion of dance and physical theatre which explores familial relationships in the context of a shared passion. Supported by an overhead narrative, delivered primarily by Madge, which outlines how her love of swimming developed from a young age and was later passed on to her children, the duo perform with an ebb and flow that mirrors the rise and fall of the sea. As heart warming as it is poetic, it illustrates an evident bond of love achieved through metaphor and genuine affection in a performance that conjures up contemplative feelings of one’s own nostalgia.

Dance Base, 5 – 21 Aug (not 8, 15), times vary, £7.00, fpp177.
tw rating 4/5